Chamisa Urges Supporters to Remain Focused Despite Rally Ban by Zimbabwe Police

December 21, 2022
| Report Focus News
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa addresses a rally in Harare, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. Chamisa drew thousands of people at his first political rally since forming a new party weeks ago, as the country gears for elections that had been postponed due to COVID-19.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Nelson Chamisa, the President of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), has called on his supporters to remain focused despite being prohibited from holding end-of-year celebrations in Chitungwiza and Budiriro on Saturday.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) did not give a reason for the ban on the rallies. Chamisa responded by saying, “Whether there is a rally or not, we will only advance! Threats or persecutions will not stop us! We are the nation’s solution, the nation’s answer. We have a plan! We are nation builders. We are transformers. We are change champions. Trust the process. Focus #FAKAPRESSURE.”

The police also banned the CCC from launching a tree planting program in Gutu last week, stating that another political party had a meeting in the same area on the same day.